Randomly shuts off after about 10 minutes.

MacBook Core 2 Duo mid 2007

I tried the firmware update. It says I don't need an update. Maybe this is because I've got a Lion OS on it.

I've tried taking it apart and vacuuming all the dust out. I put it back together and everything works just as it did before. Maybe it's an overheating issue? It does get quite warm.

As far as I know there is no water damage or anything like that. It has a ton of software on it and was low on space. I deleted a lot of photos and videos to make room in case it was a storage issue.

Also, the battery pack died on it about a year ago so I just plug it straight into the wall. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!


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Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 13" (Black) Specs

Identifiers: Mid-2007 - MB063LL/A - MacBook2,1 - A1181 - 2139


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Sounds like a overheating issue to me. Try taking it down clean the vents and fands and replace the thermal paste. Here's how to take it down: MacBook Core 2 Duo Heat Sink Replacement

Here's how to replace the thermal paste: How to Apply Thermal Paste

Here's the paste: Arctic Silver Thermal Paste

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How to Apply Thermal Paste



5 - 20 minutes

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